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I was looking at different options to improve the cooling on my 959. I mostly ride on the streets, when I get stuck in traffic in the summer the heat gets wild. I know there's no much I can do as this is Ducati signature, but a few degrees help. I'm already running water with Water Wetter. I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with the following items?

-Samco hoses
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-Line Cooler by Ducabike
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-Race water pump steel wheels (this is more for reliability as the plastic ones are know to break and destroy engines) but I wonder if this would reduce the power of the bike since they are heavier to spin.
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-There a company (MONZATECH MWP) that makes a kit to complete remove the mechanical water pump and gears (stated above) and put in an electric water pump that can be completely programed to fit you application. This kit is made for the 1299 but I don't see why it won't fit the 959, the problem is the $1,300 price tag. Apparently it increases power since it removes the mechanical pump.
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Hey bro,

Are you referring to keeping the heat low to the engine or keeping the heat low thats coming to you from under the seat?

From your suggestions I think you are referring to the engine cooling?
 

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Hey bro,

Are you referring to keeping the heat low to the engine or keeping the heat low thats coming to you from under the seat?

From your suggestions I think you are referring to the engine cooling?
Correct, I want to keep the engine as cool as possible.
 

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Having the same heat issues here with my 2016 959. I do aggressive back road runs and hammer it and this bike get's really high coolant temps. With summer mornings in the high 80 F to low 90 F range, I am seeing coolant temperatures in the 207 F to 212 F range while moving fast, typically around 90 - 100 mph. This is way hotter than any of my Jap bikes run and even higher than my new Aprilia RSV4 which is known to run hot. The fan kicks in around 217 F and will hold it there, so it doesn't get super hot when stopped, just concerned about the temps while running hard at speed.

I've had this machine for over 6 years but don't remember seeing it get this hot in the summer, maybe it did but I just didn't pay any attention. Comfort level is Ok, I wear full leathers always and keep the bike moving, no traffic stops.
 
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